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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMdoy, Martfi 9, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - If "New venture in maternity care Family re-united immediately after childbirth VANCOUVER (CP) - A family-centred maternity care unit where mother, father and baby all get together almost immediately after the child is bom seems to be cutting down on the time that maternity patients have to stay in hospitals, says a nursing co-ordinator. The 31-bed unit which went into full operation several weeks ago at St. Paul's Hospital here is aimed at getting the new mother to care for bot!i herself and the new-born child almost immediately after birth. "We treat the lady like she's riot sick," said Bernadet Rat-soy, nursing co-ordinator of maternal and child health, in an interview. "Illness means incapacity, or impairment of function. These ladies are not impaired, although they may need a certain amount of rest and some instruction from the nurses as to their new responsibilities." FAMILY UNIT - Proud father, David Sullivan of North Vancouver, takes full advantage of a family- centred maternity care unit at St. Paul's hospital to play with his one-day-old daughter, Tannis. 150 attend day-long seminar Therapeutic abortion complex topic By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor Abortion and its ramifications in society was the topic of a day - long seminar held at the Gait School of Nursing Monday. In attendance were 150 doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers and members of the clergy, from all parts of southern Alberta. Taking part in the panel discussion were Dr. Robert Hatfield and Ed Mullen, both of Calgary; Audrey Thompson, Red Deer General Hospital, Richard W. Williams, Lethbridge lawyer, Cam Bracken, regional director, department of social development, and Rev. Father Kelly. Moderator was Dr. James Oshiro, Coaldale physician. Discussions centred around the morals, ethics, legalities, attitudes of society toward not only abortion, but both male and female sterilization. From the practicalities of the utilization of hospital beds to the theological view of the sanctity of human life, panel members and delegates considered all aspects of therapeutic abortion. love is,., ... bringing out the best in each other. �ory'%�4 mi 103 AMGEtfS UMK Under the present Canadian law, a woman may have a therapeutic abortion if there is sufficient danger to her mental, as well as physical health. A request must be made to a hospital's medical committee, consisting of three physicians, who will decide whether, or not the request will be granted. The patient is not required before this committee in person, in fact only upon rare occasions will the committee ask to interview the patient. In an interview after the seminar, which was not open to the public or news media, panel members were in agreement that abortion should not be used as a means of contraception, that counselling was a prime requirement in any abortion request, and that abortion should not be approved on demand. Mr. Mullen, director of Pastoral Institute of Calgary, said he feared even this type of seminar gives a feeling of acceptance to abortion. Dr. Oshiro said that both a physician and a nurse are entitled to their own private feelings about abortions. In the case of the physician, he would provide the patient with information about abortion and refer her to another physician if he would not assist her himself. The nurse may refuse to work in the operating room where an abortion is being performed, but would still give adequate nursing care to the patient, he said-Medical members of the panel said they had no knowledge of instances where ill feeling was directed toward a woman who had undergone an abortion. (Calendar of local lia PUBLIC BINGO $500 JACKPOT 16 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. The regular meeting of Major Jack Ross Chapter, IODE will be held at the home of Mrs. J. Craig 2122 16 Ave. S., Friday at 2 p.m. A full atten-ance would be appreciated. The regular monthly meeting of the Wilson White Community Club will be held at the home of Mrs. L. G. Bartlett, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Following the business meeting, Mrs. Roy Wilmot will give her impressions of Hawaii. Xi Iota, Beta Sigma Phi, will hold its meeting at the home of Mrs. J. Nixey, 1015 19 St. S. at 8 p.m., tonight. Mrs. K. Erdmann will be co-hostess. The monthly meeting of Assumption CWL will be held in the parish hall, Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Whirl - A - Ways will square and round dance in St. Augustine's parish hall Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. All square dancers are welcome, and women are asked to please take a box lunch. Nor-Alon Family Group meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. (upstairs) 418 13 St. N. Preceptor Eta Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi will meet at the home of Mrs. Shirley Walkey, 2209 26 St. S. tonight at 8:15 p.m. Abortion in doctors' offices was not considered as preferable over a hospital stay. Dr. Oshiro said it was unlikely that as a profession, doctors would choose the office over the hospital. Vasectomies (male sterilization) on the other hand are being performed in the city, both at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital and privately in doctors' offices. Vasectomies will become more widely accepted as they become more frequent, said Dr. Oshiro. Women are more favorable to the sterilization procedure than men, said Dr. Oshiro. Men, he said, still have sterility tied up with virility. The signatures of husband and-or wife are not a legal requirement although this depends upon hospital procedure. Mr. Williams said if a physician were to ask for counsel on the necessity of two signatures, his advice would be that it was not a legal necessity but that he would certainly recommend it. Due to the success of this first seminar, it is possible that other such seminars, open to the public, will be held in the future. LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION BINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. �#111W Aif Conditioned Memorial Hall  lit Game $15 - 6th Game $20 -4 the Game Jackpot $210 - 8th Game - $50 in 7 Numbers If 4th Game Not Wen. - 10th Game $25 Blackout 15th Game Blackout for $100 in 59 Number* or lei* Lucky Draw $11 -Extra Cards 25c - Door Prize $5 Standard Games Doubled if Won In 7 Number in first 12 games TICKET GIVEN TO WINNERS OF All GAMES EVERYONE WELCOME OWNS "SEX SHOP" - Ann Summers is the owner of London's first "sex shop," a store dealing in goods intended to heighten the pleasure of sexual relations. Ann Summers Ltd. operates a similar shop in Bristol and says negotiations for others in Canada, including Calgary, and the U.S. on a franchise basis are in an "advanced stage." (CP Photo) At the unit, mother and child can remain together for up to 14 hours a day in a home-like "rooming-in" situation. No longer are they separated for long periods between feedings. HAS TIME FOR PLAY The mother tends to her own hygiene needs and takes her meals in the common dining room instead of in her bed. She also cares for the child in her own room, bathes and dresses the baby and gets more of an opportunity to know the infant. "Before, all the mother did was feed the child," said Dr. Robert McNaughton, obstetrics chief at St. Paul's.- "She hardly unwrapped the child to count the fingers and toes. Here she can play with him all the time." Each patient decides how much responsibility she wants and how quickly she wants to become independent. So far, most of the patients have been taking full advantage of their new freedom. Mrs. Ratsoy said the new arrangement seems to be cutting down on the time that maternity patients have to stay in hospital, occupying $60-a-day beds. "The girls now are ready to go home in five days, as com- pared to seven days before." Fathers too are enjoying a new role. Instead of just waving and grimacing at their new-born infants through glass partitions, they now are allowed into the labor and delivery rooms. They also have free and complete access to their infants during the day. BRINGS THEM TOGETHER Dr. McNaughton said the trend toward family-centred maternity units is a reflection of the concern of many persons that the family is being de-emphasized as a social institution. "This will help bring the family back together," he said. "The father finds out he has a role. He can see his wife in labor and in delivery." Mrs. Ratsoy said the "unnatural" separation of mother, father and child was necessary in less-hygienic times to cut down on the spread of infection. She noted that more women died in childbirth between the years 1893 and 1946 than all the people who were killed in all the wars during that time. "We're at the point now where we can ensure hospital safety and a home environment, so that's why we're ending the artificial separation." Women's Lib disrupts London LONDON (AP) - Britain's women's liberation movement reared up into action Saturday. Thousands of women marched through icy blasts of driving snow to demand free abortions and contraceptive devices, free 24-hour nurseries and equal pay. About 4,000 feminists, many of them with husbands and children in tow, disrupted traffic and police as they chanted and danced their way from Speakers' Corner-traditional stamping ground of Britain's social rebels-to Trafalgar Square. The demonstration, organized by the London-based Women's Liberation Workshop-probably was the largest gathering of militant females the capital's ancient streets had borne since Emily Pankhurst's suffragette army set the ball rolling in the early 1900s. The marchers had little in common with the bra-burners of the American movement. They shunned fiery rhetoric and inflammatory argument in favor of humor. After presenting a petition to Britain's bachelor Prime Minister Edward Heath at No. 10 Downing Street, the demonstrators converged on Trafalgar Square. Licence obtained from RCMP for Trudeau nuptials VANCOUVER (CP) -Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Squamish, B.C.? Well, sort of. That old pro from the front benches of a previous Liberal administration, the prime minister's father-in-law ever since Thursday's wedding of the year, has let out the secret of how the Pierre Tru-deau-Margaret Sinclair marriage licence was obtained. Says the father of the bride, former fisheries minister James Sinclair: "I remember from my MP days in the riding here that RCMP officers in outlying districts could issue them marriage licences. "So I went as outlying as I could get - up to Squamish. "Sgt. W. E. Mason produced the form. "'Bride?' he said. I told him Margaret Sinclair. "Groom?' I said, "Pierre . . . Elliott . . . Trudeau.' "I thought he'd fall over. He is a big man and his hand was quivering as he filled out the form. "When we came to profession, Sgt. Mason said, '1 know his profession.' He filled it out: 'Prime Minister.' He filled out the address too, 24 Sussex Drive. "He didn't have to ask me that." Mr. Sinclair gave the account of his doings - all in the cause of family privacy - in a talk with Vancouver Sun columnist Allan Fother-ingham. Tiie prime minister's adopted hometown, for marriage-li- cence purposes, is a logging community at the head of Howe Sound, about 40 miles north of Vancouver. J)n avid out Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Tro-nian were guests of honor last weekend on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary, at a surprise supper party held at their home by family and relations. Open house was held in the evening for invited guests. Rev. Father Bob Troman, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Troman was celebrant at an anniversary mass held Sunday morning at St. Basil's Church, at which 1he honored couple renewed their wedding vows. An open house was held after mass at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Troman. e e  Members of the IOOF travelled to Edmonton, Monday to attend the Grand Lodge Sessions of Alberta, which are being held in the MacDonald Hotel, through to Friday. Representing Lethbridge are G. Bryne, R. Clemis, E. Kurtz, H. Lowe, J. Marshalsay, and R. Snowden. Attending the Rebekah Assembly SessTons will be Mrs. J. Arnold, Mrs. Myrtle Coaker, Mrs. Helen Giacomazzi, Mrs. Grace Marshalsay, Mrs. Helen Mary Roberts, Mrs. Marge McNab, Mrs. Ruth Myers, Mrs. Snowden, and Mrs. Marge Schoening. YOGA CLASSES BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 15TH - 7 P.M. For Further Information PHONE 327-8182 Corner 3rd Avenue and 5th Street South _ Upstairs, 222 5th Street South LETHBRIDGE FISH & GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. uinwuvvE nan < BINGO IN THE NEW EAGLES HALL $110 BLACKOUT 55 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th and 12th) - $25 in 7 Number* _ NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: Now that I am putting my problem down on paper it seems so petty I'm ashamed of myself. But I do need an answer and I hope you will oblige. I love to cook, and I'm an outstanding pastry chef. I take pride in preparing all the food for my dinner parties. A friend of mine (I'll call her Hilda) is pretty good in the kitchen, too. I suspect she is competitive with me. Last night when Hilda and her husband arrived for dinner (it was a small party - only four couples) she brought along a "surprise" - a huge, 14-egg angel-food cake beautifully decorated with orange icing. It really was spectacular but I resented it. Here I had spent a lot of time preparing crepes suzettese which I planned to serve by candlelight and Hilda was stealing my thunder. Of course when she arrived with the cako I knew I had no choice but to serve it. It spoiled my evening. Am I wrong to feel this way? Do you think Hilda com-lhitted a faux pas, or am I overreacting? Help me sort this out in my thinking. - Ford Lauderdale Q. Dear Q.: Hilda should not have surprised you. She should have asked in advance if she could bring the dessert. You did the gracious thing, however, by serving it. Too bad it spoiled your evening. It shouldn't have been that important. Dear Ann Landers: A 15-year-old girl has been babysitting for us for several months. I made it clear that she was not to entertain anyone in our absence. Last night my husband and I returned from a party earlier than we bad planned and we caught her with a young man . . in a very embarrassing situation. My husband says we should tell her mother. He insists that if the girl is pregnant as a result of that session, we are responsible because it was in our home. I do not agree with1 him but I admit I AM uneasy. What is your advice? -Shady Side Of The Street Dear Shady: Since you made it clear to the girl that she was not to entertain guests in your home, you are not responsible for whatever might result from that encounter. Don't tell her mother, but do get another sitter. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Everybody reads your column, Please do The Sitters Of The World a favor. Print one sentence, and put it in big letters: "IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO STAY WITH YOUR CHILDREN, HIRE A SITTER. IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO DO YOUR HOUSEWORK, HIRE A CLEANING WOMAN." I work Friday and Saturday evenings for a certain well-known family and you wouldn't believe the things I am expected to do. Last Friday when I walked into the house, Mrs. B. handed me a note. She dashed out the door shouting, "I haven't time to tell you these things. Your orders are written down." Here is what the note said: "Please do the supper dishes and don't forget the pots. They are in the oven. 1 bought a new floor wax today. Try it on the kitchen floor after you've put the children to bed. Go into the master bathroom and you will see that I broke a bottle of liquid makeup. Clean it up carefully so you don't cut yourself. Don't touch the icebox cake. It's for my bridge club tomorrow." After I put the three kids to bed, I did everything on the list even though I felt I was being taken advantage of. The next evening when I came to sit again she didn't even say thank you. Do you think this is fair? What should I do?- Freckles DEAR FRECK: I suggest you memorize the line you asked me to print and recite it to Mrs. B. the next time you sit for her. This woman is taking advantage of you and if you permit it-you deserve it. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "He was somehow unable to realize how desperately he needed those few bits of advice I was considerate enough to offer him." HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! 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